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1111 S. Alamo

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It's our Anniversary! Please join us on Thursday as we celebrate 6 years of Lavaca & Friends Happy Hour get-togethers! See the details below.

And there are several other things to do in the days to come. Here's what's going on in Downtown and Southtown between Thursday, February 25th and Wednesday, March 2nd:

Six years ago, Jim and I invited a few neighbors to join us for a drink after work on a Thursday. We all enjoyed it, so decided to do it again the following week... and again... and again. That was the start of the Lavaca & Friends Happy Hour and we've been getting together every Thursday since. Over time, more and more people started coming, and today it's a well-known Southtown event that regularly brings Downtown and Southtown residents together.  

This Thursday, Liberty Bar is hosting a party to celebrate our Sixth Anniversary of Happy Hour get-togethers. In past years, the party has been really well attended, so we expect a big turnout. If you haven't joined us yet for a Lavaca & Friends Happy Hour, this is a great time to start! If you have come before, then you know what a good time it will be. Jim and I really hope you can join us!

When:  Thursday, February  (5:30pm)
Where:  Liberty Bar, 1111 S Alamo


Aerial Horizon February Student Showcase

Are you familiar with Aerial Horizon, located right here in Blue Star? It is "San Antonio’s only professional aerial performance company and school. We provide entertainment for corporate and private events and offer top level training to anyone with the desire to fly..."  Come see what it's all about at the February Student Showcase. "Aerial Horizon's students will showcase the material they're learning on silks, lyra, trapeze, rope, and more..." $5. 

When:  Friday, February 26 (7:30 - 9pm)
Where:  Brick at Blue Star, 1420 S Alamo

Down By The Riverside: The Blind Boys of Alabama and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: "Gospel icons The Blind Boys of Alabama join together with the Crescent City’s preeminent brass band pioneers The Dirty Dozen Brass Band for a joyous night of Southern spiritual music and New Orleans rhythms. Featuring individual band performances, as well as on-stage collaborations, the Down By The Riverside tour finds these two legendary artists sharing the stage for the first time..." (read more and purchase tickets). $45+.

When:  Thursday, February 25 (8pm)
Where:  The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N Saint Mary's
Riverdance -- the 20th Anniversary Tour: "The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance..." (read more and purchase tickets). $35+.

When:  Friday, February 26 (8pm); Saturday, February 27 (2pm & 8pm); Sunday, February 28 (2pm & 7:30pm)
Where:  The Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston


George Thorogood and the Destroyers

"In 1973, a barely-out-of-his-teens Wilmington guitarist piled his gear into the drummer’s Chevy van to play their very first gig at a University of Delaware dorm. More than 4 decades, over 8,000 live shows, and some 15 million albums sold worldwide later, that same maverick guitar-slinger is still making electrifying music, still thrilling audiences, and still the most bad-to-the-bone performer in rock. It’s 2015, and George Thorogood & The Destroyers are Badder Than Ever..." (read more and purchase tickets). $25+.

When:  Wednesday, March 2 (7pm)
Where:  The Aztec Theatre, 104 N St Mary's


Power of a Dream Lecture: Professor & Architect William Dupont

"Lessons in Cultural Sustainability from Cuba. Professor Dupont sees the UNESCO World Heritage inscription of the San Antonio Missions as a watershed moment in the history of the city, akin to the 1968 HemisFair that spawned the convention center and dramatic rise of the hospitality industry. What will the Missions Historic District look like a generation from now?..." (read more and get registration information). $30.

When:  Thursday, February 25 (6 - 7:30pm)
Where:  Villa Finale Napoleon Parlors, 401 King William

"Every March, during Contemporary Art Month (CAM), San Antonio artists, performers and curators present the best our community has to offer at galleries, museums, performing arts spaces, schools, artist studios and various unconventional locations around the city..."  Here are a few CAM events in Downtown and Southtown:  Click here for more information on CAM and a complete schedule.


Creatures of the Night

"Creatures of the Night is a noir-style mystery that follows a private eye as she tries to navigate the maze of torments inflicted on her and her allies as they face the very real monsters in their midst. We meet Detectives Valentine and Dandy at their usual coffee shop haunt and the play introduces us to the other people who populate their world as that world turns ever darker..." (click here for more information and to purchase tickets). $15 general admission. Performances through March 26.

When:  Friday, February 26 (8pm); Saturday, February 27 (8pm)
Where:  The Overtime Theater, 1203 Camden


Wash Paper and Egg Workshop

"Join King William neighbor, Nicky Palmer, as she guides you in preparing a hand decorated egg for Easter or Fiesta. Using hand blown eggs and Japanese Washi paper you will learn the techniques of this age old process. A homemade lunch of Tomato Basil Soup and Tossed Salad will be served. Suggested donation $25." Click here for information.

When:  Sunday, February 28 (1 - 4pm)
Where:  King William Association Office, 122 Madison


210 West Gallery Talk: Cataloging the Past

"Scott Williams, Archivist and Publications Manager at Artpace, details the process of archiving museum artifacts, and how that process affects our collective perception of the Old West..." (read more about this free event).

When:  Tuesday, March 1 (6:30pm)
Where:  Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W Market


Late Nite Catechism: Las Vegas: "The convent needs a new roof, so the order has decided that Sister (with her extensive gambling experience running the church bingo for the last 25 years) will organize a Las Vegas night. The irrepressible Kimberly Richards returns as Sister to tackle topics ranging from show girls and live animal acts to the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels..." (read more and purchase tickets). $34.50+.

When:  Thursday, February 25 (7:30pm); Friday, February 26 (8pm); Saturday, February 27 (2pm & 8pm); Sunday, February 28 (2pm & 7pm)
Where: Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater, Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle
Bravo Broadway: The SA Symphony presents a H-E-B Pops Concert. "Join us as we feature two fabulous Broadway stars for an evening highlighting the great Broadway sounds from some of the most popular musicals still touring today including West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Cats, Chicago, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia! and Phantom of the Opera, just to name a few..." (read more and purchase tickets). $25+.

When:  Friday, February 26 & Saturday, February 27 (8pm)
Where:  H-E-B Performance Hall, Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle
Ladysmith Black Mambas & Sweet Honey in the Rock: "Performing together for the first time in the U.S., Sweet Honey in the Rock and Ladysmith Black Mambazo take center stage at The Tobin Center... Sweet Honey in the Rock has maintained a rich and distinguished legacy as one of the most revered and treasured a cappella ensembles in contemporary music....  In 2014 Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the South African a cappella group formed by Joseph Shabalala during the 1960’s, was awarded their fourth Grammy Award for the CD Singing For Peace Around The World..." (read more and purchase tickets). $26.50+.

When:  Wednesday, March 2 (7:30pm)
Where:  H-E-B Performance Hall, Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle

See the Kids' Korner section below for information on a Tobin Center show for kids.


Rodeo Roundup

"Celebrate the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo FIESTA style! Enjoy mechanical bull riding, horse rides for the kids, and a special performance from the San Antonio Charro Association. Enjoy great food and don't miss out on live country music from Katy McKenzie, Allan Hendrickson, the Palacios Brothers, and many more..." (click here for information).

When:  Saturday, February 27 & Sunday, February 28 (10am - 6pm)
Where:  Market Square, 514 W Commerce


Capirotada Social

"This is one bread pudding potluck you will not want to miss. Come and sample various styles of bread puddings from this region along with other pastry favorites. Your dish is your admission." Click here for information.

When:  Friday, February 26 (11am - 1pm)
Where:  Commander's House Adult and Senior Center, 622 S Flores


There are a few things going on at Gemini Ink in the next week. If you haven't visited this downtown, non-profit literary organization, you may want to check one of these out.

Book Plática: "Join us for our monthly book plática every last Friday of the month at noon. Light drinks and snacks are provided. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch..." This month's featured book is Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich.

When:  Friday, February 26 (12 - 1pm)
Where:  Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro
Celebratory Reading & Wine Reception: You are invited to the 2015 Mentorship Celebratory Reading & Wine Reception at Gemini Ink. This free event features Carrie Fountain, John Phillip Santos, Danielle Sellers, Chris Yan, Joshua Levine and Amanda Harr.

When:  Saturday, February 27 (6 - 8:30pm)
Where:  Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro
Open Writers Workshop: "This is a peer-driven workshop facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez and John McLennon—held the last Monday of every month. Bring 6-10 copies of your work to share." Click here for information.

When:  Monday, February 29 (6:30 - 8:30pm)
Where:  Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro


Quinceanera Expo

"Quinceañera Magazine Expos provide ideas and opportunity to see what's available to families within the planning process for their Quinceañera, Sweet 16, and Prom. Quinceañera Magazine Expos are the most anticipated events that this publication has created, and today with a nationwide network of 16 different cities across the US bringing their advertisers to life..." (read more and purchase tickets). $10.

When:  Sunday, February 28 (noon - 5pm)
Where:  Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 E Market


Alamo Beer Company Siege Week

The Alamo Beer Company is doing a 13-day "Siege Week" tour -- and taking it's locally crafted beer on the road. The tour includes a few spots in Downtown and Southtown:

  • Gospel Brunch with Alamo Beer Micheladas at Tucker's Kozy Korner on Sunday, February 28
  • Alamo Beer Pint Night at Alamo Street Eat Bar on Tuesday, March 1
  • Commemorate Texas Hero Sam Houston at the VFW Post 76 on Wednesday, March 2

Click here for a complete schedule of tour stops.


Here's the lineup at the Improv Comedy Club (849 E Commerce):
  • Nick Guerra on Thursday, February 25 (8:30pm); Friday, February 26 (8pm & 10:15pm); Saturday, February 27 (8pm & 10:15pm); Sunday, February 28 (8pm) 
  • Funniest in South Texas Concert on Monday, February 29 (8pm))
  • South Texas Showcase on Tuesday, March 1 (8:30pm)
  • Drew Fraser on Wednesday, March 2 (8:30pm)


ThriveWell's Annual Luncheon

You are invited to the ThriveWell Cancer Foundation's annual luncheon. "The luncheon serves as a fundraiser for ThriveWell, established in 2007 to ease the burden of adult cancer patients and their families while on their cancer journey, working to meet the needs of those battling and winning the fight against cancer in the San Antonio area..." (read more). $100.

When:  Friday, February 26 (11am - 1pm)
Where:  The Westin Riverwalk, 420 W Market


First Fine Arts Spring Concert Series

Enjoy free concerts every Tuesday at the First Baptist Church. Each concert is followed by a lunch offered for $5. Enjoy a concert by UT Concert Chorle, conducted by Dr Joseph Bolin. "The Concert Chorale bears a tradition of maintaining the highest standards of musical excellence. Membership is comprised of both music and non-music majors and varies from 50-70 participants. This ensemble offers students an excellent opportunity to perform a broad range of choral literature at the highest performance level." Click here for information.

When:  Tuesday, March 1 (12pm)
Where:  First Baptist Church, 515 McCullough


My Might Crawl -- Let's Get Funky in Southtown

"Enjoy a guided tour of one of the oldest neighborhoods in the country, the King William, aka Southtown. Indulge in great craft beers and cocktails in San Antonio's leading arts and culture district. You'll experience the other side of Downtown, where the locals live and play! My City Crawl is weekly bar crawl that takes you to San Antonio's hottest bars in the trendiest districts. We provide a safe and friendly environment for you to meet new friends and discover amazing cocktails and beers..." (read more). $35 presale.

When:  Saturday, February 27 (7:30pm)
Where:  King William Bars


Alamo Movie Night: Watch The Alamo at the Alamo... the Alamo is showing the 2004 version of The Alamo on Alamo Plaza for a very special movie night celebrating the 180th anniversary of the Siege and Battle of the Alamo. This is a free event for the whole family.  Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged..." (read more about this free event).

When:  Saturday, February 27 (6:30 - 9pm)
Where:  The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza
AMC Rivercenter Mall Movies & IMAXClick here for the lineup at the AMC Rivercenter Theater 11 with Alamo IMAX.

When:  Various times throughout the week
Where:  AMC Rivercenter Mall, 849 E Commerce


At the Twig

Signing with Tiffany Grant: "Tiffany is an author, singer, poet, motivational speaker, Christian TV host, educational professional, doctoral student, Aggie, and San Antonio native with an uplifting message for women..." (read more).

When:  Saturday, February 27 (11am)
Where:  The Twig, 306 Pearl Pkwy Suite 106
Reading with Manning Wolfe and Bill Rodgers: "Manning is an author and attorney, with one foot in the business world and one foot in the creative realm. Her business experience, combined with her vivid imagination manifests in quality services for clients, as well as compelling storytelling for readers... Bill is a comedy writer and author living in Austin, Texas. He is currently writing a series of short-form humor books, offering a funny take on historical events... Bill has written for Jay Leno for over twenty years. Bill’s material has been used in Jay’s monologues and comedy routines around the world..." (read more).

When:  Wednesday, March 2 (2, 5pm)
Where:  The Twig, 306 Pearl Pkwy Suite 106


Lecture: Building the Face of San Antonio

"Since 1927, Guido Brothers Construction has built and restored landmarks across the city including the new DoSeum and the Museum itself. Hear from Tom and Cosmo Guido—the fourth generation in this family business—about their company's integral role in the development of the San Antonio cityscape." Click here for information.

When:  Sunday, February 28 (3 - 4pm)
Where:  SA Museum of Art, 200 W Jones


Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach: This is your last chance to take the kids to this classic. "When James is sent by his aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which results in a tremendous peach. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach on a journey with human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. Thanks to James' quick wits and creative thinking, the travelers learn to live and work together." Click here to purchase tickets. General admission: $15 adults, $12 Children. 

When:  Thursday, February 25 (9:45am); Friday, February 26 (9:45am, 11:30am, 7pm); Saturday, February 27 (2pm); Sunday, February 28 (2pm)
Where:  Magik Theatre, 420 S Alamo
YOSA PHIL Side-by-Side: "Open the door to a 'That could be me someday!' musical experience for the kids: bring them to see the inspiring talent of the YOSA Philharmonic students as they perform side-by-side with professional musicians of the San Antonio Symphony... Family Concerts are designed for children age 4-11, but can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of family fun..." (read more and purchase tickets). $5+.  The concert starts at 3pm, but there are pre-concert activities for kids starting at 2pm.

When:  Sunday, February 28 (3pm)
Where:  H-E-B Performance Hall, Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle

36th Annual SA Home & Garden Show

"We can help you get your Projects Solved! With thousands of square feet of exhibits you’ll find the latest in products and services for everything.." Here are a few features of the show:

  • TV celebrity guests
  • Chef celebrity guests
  • Aisles of gardens, landscapes and water features
  • Home improvement solutions
  • DIY and Craft classes
  • NASCAR Nationwide Chevy SS Show Car on display
  • An International Food Court
  • A Kid's Zone
  • A Pet's Zone
  • A GoTexan Art, Gift & Gourmet Center
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. $9 general admission; free for kids 16 and under.

When:  Friday, February 26 (2 - 7pm); Saturday, February 27 (10am - 7pm); Sunday, February 28 (11am - 6pm)
Where:  Alamodome, 100 Montana


Here are some upcoming live and DJ performances at local bars, restaurants and music venues. Click links for show times, venue addresses, and ticket information, where applicable.

Thursday, February 25:

Friday, February 26:

Saturday, February 27:

Sunday, February 28:

Monday, February 29:

Tuesday, March 1:

Wednesday, March 2:


Here are some on-going Downtown and Southtown events:

The Denials Improv at the Overtime Theater

Nightly Ghost Tours starting in front of the Alamo at 300 Alamo Plaza

SPY! The Exhibit at the Rivercenter Mall

Drop-In Tour at the Briscoe Western Art Museum

River City Running Tour starting at the Alamo

Imagination Playground at Hemisfair

Sketching in the Galleries at the SA Museum of Art

SA The Saga at Main Plaza

Museum Highlights at the SA Museum of Art

Mighty Crawl -- Downtown Tour at Downtown Bars

Puroslam Poetry Slam with DJ Donnie Dee at the Korova

Bend at the Brewery at the Freetail Taproom

Brick Marketplace Sunday Arts Market at Brick

Take a look at upcoming shows at some popular San Antonio venues. Buy tickets early!

The Majestic and Empire Theaters

The Tobin Center

The Aztec Theatre

The Cameo Theatre

The Alamodome

The Magik Theatre


That's all the news I have for this week. I hope to see you at Liberty Bar on Thursday!

-- Jane

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